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Termini or intermediate places along a railway route where passengers may board or leave a train.

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How to get Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Chemin du Thil, Amiens from Central Bus Station at CDG Airport?

I would like to take a train (TGV, RER, or TER) from CDG airport (central bus station) to Amiens (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Chemin du Thil). I was looking at sncf-connect and found the ...
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If someone is stranded in a transfer-only station after the last train has left, what happens?

I was reading about the Sagliains train station in eastern Switzerland. It is an interchange between two routes on the RhB network. It seems that the platform used by foot passengers does not have any ...
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Dimensions of railway station lifts in Germany

We recently tried taking the train from Rüsselsheim with a heavy electric-assist oversized semirecumbent tandem bicycle. Unfortunately, we found that the lift was just a little too small (at most 0.1 ...
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Is Vientiane's new Khamsavath train station actually open yet?

In October 2023, Lao state media announced the "opening" of Khamsavath train station in Vientiane, which is meant to be the new terminus of trains from Thailand, 8 km closer to the city than ...
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Boston to NYC weekend trip: drive to commuter rail station?

I'll be in Boston with a vehicle, but want to visit New York City for a weekend. What are the pros and cons of driving from Boston to a NYC suburb (e.g. New Rochelle), parking at the commuter rail ...
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Can I leave luggage at or near Kiruna station?

We will be travelling through Kiruna in northern Sweden next week and would like to leave a suitcase somewhere during the afternoon before getting the overnight train to Stockholm which leaves at 1834....
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What to do in Fargo early in the morning?

I will be traveling with my children (ages 10 and 12) to Fargo, ND via a train that arrives at 4:30am, for an event at 1:30pm. We will have some luggage to deal with. Our plan right now is to simply ...
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Are there any shower facilities at Amsterdam Centraal station?

I will travel to Amsterdam for a conference, and plan to arrive by sleeper train. Are there any showers available at Amsterdam Centraal station? I would like to freshen up after the night train ride, ...
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Can I get on my Nightjet train at a different station than the one on my ticket?

I have noticed that the Nightjet train I booked from Wien to Paris goes through Salzburg. I was wondering if my ticket allowed me to get on the train at Salzburg instead of Wien, or if I should refund ...
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Transit time in Valence TGV

I will soon travel from the Narbonne to Bruxelles Midi on TGV. My itinerary has a change of train in Valence TGV with just 14 minutes between the arrival and the following departure. First TGV will ...
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How long should I allow for transferring between Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站) and Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)?

I'm in the process of planning a trip in China. I plan on returning home from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) but may be arriving in Shanghai from another city via train at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway ...
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Can I use the entrance to Arlanda North in terminal 5 to get to Arlanda Central station?

I'm travelling by an intercity train run by SJ from Arlanda C (i.e. Arlanda Central station), and as such I'll have to find my way to the train station there. Looking at Arlanda's page about taking ...
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Why does my Deutsche Bahn ticket have a different number and time?

I have looked at my ICE DB ticket and the train number and time is different to the one available on the website for seat reservations. Is this because they didn’t run that train? The destination is ...
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What are the two flashing dots on Italian train station boards?

I am currently in Italy, and I have witnessed something that is occurring at all non-metro train stations. At any given time, there will be two dots flashing on the first (by departure times) few ...
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Plane to train transfer times at Copenhagen Airport

I'm flying into Copenhagen from London. I'm arriving at 14:15. I'm looking to book the train from Copenhagen Airport to Linkoping. It leaves at 15:20. Let's assume the plan arrives on time. Have I ...
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Is a 4-minute connection enough time to change trains in Utrecht?

I have booked a non-refundable train ticket from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. After paying, I found out that I have only 4 minutes to change trains in Utrecht station. Is this sufficient time to make the ...
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How close are tracks 1 and 2 in the Eindhoven train station?

How close is track 1 to track 2 at Eindhoven train station?
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Frankfurt to Prague layover in Schwandorf

I have a trip from Frankfurt to Prague in December. I want to buy a train ticket and there is a short layover (5-6 minutes) in Schwandorf station. This can be a problem? Would you recommend buying the ...
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Are there large lockers in the Budapest-Déli station?

I have this picture, taken form here: So I know there are lockers in there. The thing is that they don't seem big enough to hold large luggage (i.e. 70cm/27inches). Does anybody knows if perhaps the ...
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Travelling from California to Chicago by rail [closed]

Rail route from California to Chicago by rail Amtrak YouTube video Can there be any alternate rail routes by rail for travelling from California to Chicago? The current journey takes 42 hours by rail. ...
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Can I take my granddaughter to her train platform when she travels to York? [closed]

My granddaughter is travelling to York. Can I take her to the platform for her train?
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Train from Vancouver to Seattle Airport

I'm looking at options getting from Vancouver, BC to San Diego and have discovered that a) there is (or was) a train between the two cities and b) flying from Seattle to San Diego is half the price ...
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How much time is the shuttle run from BWI airport to BWI Amtrak station?

There is an Amtrak station nearby to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (both are code BWI in respective travel systems). There is a 2.1 mile, 41 minute estimated walk duration open-to-...
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Which railway stations in the UK only offer travel in one direction?

Despite living relatively nearby, I have just recently learnt about Pilning station. That I have been unaware of it until now is not particularly surprising, as there are only two services a week. (it ...
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Carrying a Cargo Bike in European Trains?

Are there any (long distance) trains in Europe where I can carry a Cargo Bike with me? When saying cargo bike, I am just talking about a conventional long john bike, nothing big (with three wheels or ...
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What does "Gate W" mean for a track assignment of an Amtrak train at Penn Station?

I know of a number of different entrances to the Track 5-6 platform from various parts of Penn Station. This site contains a set of nice maps detailing the station layout, indicating the entrances to ...
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Random station next to the J Canal St station of the New York City subway?

Look at the gray station circled above. I have noticed this station at the J canal st line irl and by researching maps What was this station used for? Can I travel via this station?
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How safe is Baltimore Washington Airport Amtrak station at night? [closed]

I am taking Amtrak train from New York Penn Station to Baltimore Washington International Airport Amtrak station next month. I am reaching BWI Airport Amtrak station at 2AM. After getting down from ...
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What does "Shin" in a Japanese train station name mean?

Quite a few train stations have "Shin" in their name, then the name of the city. For example, Shin-Osaka, Shin-Sapporo, Shin-Kobe. What does it mean, and does it indicate the station is for ...
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Children joining train later UK

I need to travel from London to the north and my children aged 5 and 8 will join me on the train at Milton Keynes, delivered there by their grandparents. If I book the ticket for all three of us from ...
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Booking from different initiating station to get cornfirm tickets

I was booking ticket from Viramgam Junction to Madgaon as cornfirm tickets are available, however I will board from Khed which is more than 500 km from Viramgam. Will there be any problem even if I ...
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Is Seiryu Miharashi Station the only train station where passengers cannot enter or exit the platform?

I'm reading about the Seiryu Miharashi Station in Japan, which is a recently (2019-03-19) opened train station where passengers cannot enter or exit the platform, except via the train, as the platform'...
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Why does the T109 night train from Beijing to Shanghai have such a long stop at Xuzhou?

I read on https://www.china-travel-guide.net/trains/T109/ (mirror) the following schedule for the T109 night train from Beijing to Shanghai: Station No. Station Name Arrive Time Depart Time Stop Time ...
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Good Apps for travelers between cities in Europe especially

I travel a lot using mainly trains and buses sometimes also need taxis when i travel between cities. My question is what's the best mobile app (or others) that could help guide me when I'm in the ...
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How to contact CBP at Vancouver Pacific Central station?

The CBP website makes no mention of any contact details of the CBP at Vancouver Pacific Central station. I tried calling the station itself (ViaRail number), but they weren't helpful. Does anyone ...
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transferring from train arriving in Vienna to Vienna airport with more luggage then I can carry without a trolley

Last time I arrived by train in Wien Hauptbahnhof with 3 airplane checked baggage sized bags (23 kg each), transferred to a local train to Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien) train station, and there was ...
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Tips to go transfer from train station Paris Nord to Paris Austerlitz

According to google maps, the fastest way to transfer from Paris Nord to Paris Austerlitz is by catching metro 5 and ride for fourteen stops. It's a direct line that leaves every 4 minutes and only ...
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Park & Ride train station from East of London to Reading

From the London/Essex border, where is the nearest free or inexpensive Park & Ride station with a regular direct connection to Reading? I imagine that it would be on the far side of the Dartford ...
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How can I find my train platform number at Zurich?

I am traveling by train from Paris to Vienna, via Zurich HB, in a couple of weeks, and there is not much changeover time between the arrival in Zurich and the departure. I know the platform from which ...
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Luggage storage / luggage check details at Vancouver, BC train station

I will likely be taking a train trip soon from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA, and I'd like to know some details about the luggage storage facilities at the Vancouver train station: Is there luggage ...
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Are the model trains underneath Gare de l'Est in Paris open to the public?

Some years ago I read the memoires of a Dutch newsreader on his experiences in Paris. In his book, called Gare du nord, the model trains in the basement of gare de l'est were mentioned. Here pensioned ...
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Is it possible to change tracks in the train station of Brussels Airport Zaventem without a Diabolo Pass?

I was just wondering if it were possible to go e.g. from track 1 to track 2 without needing to go through any gates that require a Diabolo Pass. I'm not planning on visiting the airport, just the ...
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What is the use of that Internal rail?

On Greek suburban railway (proastiakos) I noticed that on stations have an internal rail as long as the train platform: I was wondering what it the use for this internal rail? Also the suburban ...
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Can I exit and reenter a UK station while waiting for a connecting train?

I will soon be making a journey by train that will require me to wait for around 90 minutes in a relatively small station. I would like to leave the station and wander into the nearby town during this ...
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How manageable are <15 min connection times in Frankfurt Hbf?

I will be travelling from Lyon (France) to Dresden (Germany) and I was looking at several options. One of them is by train, but there are a fairly big number of connections, with rather short transit ...
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Transport from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca

How can i find information about the official bus/train prices from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
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What's the price of the lockers in Tbilisi, Georgia main train station?

How much do the lockers costs on a 24h basis?
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Locker size at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf [closed]

I have 2 big luggage (size no. 2) and 1 travelling bag (flight cabin size). Can I use 1 locker to fit them all? Otherwise I will pack into only 2 luggages . Thanks!
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Change trains in Brest (Belarus) under 15 minutes?

My mother is arriving at the Brest-Tsentralny railway station at 10:28 from Moscow (train number 007M). Unfortunately, she only has 15 minutes to catch the train to Paris at 10:43 (train number 023Й)....
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Changing trains at Firenze S.M.N. train station - how fast can it be done?

We are traveling by train (already reserved) from Rome to Lucca in a couple of weeks with a train change at Firenze S.M.N. Itinerary: Rome Termini -> Firenze S.M.N. : Arrives @ 11:50 (Frecciarossa ...